Ricky Gervais is returning to acting. The prolific stand-up comedian and 'Office' alum has an upcoming scripted comedy on Netflix titled 'After Life.' Not only did Gervais create the series, he'll also executive produce, direct and star in the six-episode, half-hour comedy. The series centers around Tony, played by Gervais. He had a perfect life until his wife Lisa suddenly dies. Gervais' frequent collaborator, Charlie Hanson, will also executive produce the series.